Start Date

22-3-2019 10:00 AM

End Date

22-3-2019 11:30 AM

Abstract

Background: The prevalence of autism rises every two years. Although there is no cure, research can help determine the best ways to manage autism and help improve lifestyle choices as well as social skills.

Objective: The purpose of this integrative literature review is to explore research done on autism and how early interventions such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and social skills training can help improve the quality of life.

Methods: This integrative literature review will use Judith Garrard’s data matrix method to help organize and synthesize the data.

Results/Findings: The analysis revealed common themes of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Social skills training when used to help those diagnosed with autism. Using these two therapies has shown positive results in the child’s development.

Conclusion: This integrative literature review explored the evidence regarding early interventions of autism, specifically Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and social skills training, and how it helped improve the child’s quality of life. While incorporating these two therapies results had shown that the child’s communication skills, social interaction, behaviors, and emotions had shown improvement across all studies.

Keywords: Autism, interventions, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and social skills

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How Early Interventions such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Social Skills Help Improve the Quality of Life for those Diagnosed with Autism

Background: The prevalence of autism rises every two years. Although there is no cure, research can help determine the best ways to manage autism and help improve lifestyle choices as well as social skills.

Objective: The purpose of this integrative literature review is to explore research done on autism and how early interventions such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and social skills training can help improve the quality of life.

Methods: This integrative literature review will use Judith Garrard’s data matrix method to help organize and synthesize the data.

Results/Findings: The analysis revealed common themes of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Social skills training when used to help those diagnosed with autism. Using these two therapies has shown positive results in the child’s development.

Conclusion: This integrative literature review explored the evidence regarding early interventions of autism, specifically Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and social skills training, and how it helped improve the child’s quality of life. While incorporating these two therapies results had shown that the child’s communication skills, social interaction, behaviors, and emotions had shown improvement across all studies.

Keywords: Autism, interventions, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and social skills